I made these three years ago and they’re still my favorite! Each day we hide one egg around the house. Once the kids find the egg we read the corresponding scripture as part of our Easter school. Here’s how you can make your own.
Wooden Eggs (I found ours in the Target dollar spot, but here are ones similar)
1 T. White Vinegar
1 T. Water
Gallon Size Ziploc Bags
Sketch the corresponding symbol onto each egg with a pencil. Carefully wood burn the sketch into the egg. You may want to practice this on scrap wood beforehand if you’ve never used a wood burner before. After they have cooled, you’re ready to dye each egg.
You can use liquid water colors, or natural dyes but we used food coloring to get brighter colors. Take a gallon sized Ziploc bag and add in 5-10 drops of coloring. Add in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water until they’re mixed well with the food coloring.
Add in one egg at a time and coat the egg in the coloring until well colored. Carefully take out of the bag and set out to dry. Wipe the excess coloring with a paper towel. Let sit for 30 minutes (or until dry) and repeat for darker colors.
Day 1: Palm Branch--The Triumphal Entry, Matthew 21:1-10
Day 2: Coins--The Plan to Betray Jesus, Matthew 26:14-25
Day 3: Bread--The Institution of the Lord's Supper, Matthew 26: 26-29
Day 4: Moon--Jesus in Gethsemane, Matthew 26: 26-46
Day 5: Sword-- Jesus is Betrayed, Matthew 26: 47-56
Day 6: Crown of Thorns-- Pilate Delivers Jesus to be Crucified, Matthew 27: 11-31
Day 7: Nails--The Crucifixion, Matthew 27: 32-44, Mark 15:21-32
Day 8: Three Crosses--The Crucifixion, Luke 23: 26-42, John 19: 16b-27
Day 9: Torn Curtain--The Death of Jesus, Matthew 27:45-56, John 19:28-37
Day 10: Burial Cloths--Jesus is Buried, Matthew 27:57-66, John 38-42
Day 11: Empty Tomb--The Resurrection, Matthew 28:1-10, John 20:1-18
Day 12: Clouds--The Ascension, Luke 24: 36-53
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